Keyboarding or Typing is one the first and most vital skills for students to learn for technology literacy. This skill is the building block for using a computer and one that starts as early KDG if not sooner. Also, this is a nice skill/unit to teach in using: "centers or blocks", free time, or even summer school.
*This list is in alphabetical order
10 Sites for Keyboarding/Typing
- Alpha Munchies - A fun games for kids for trying to type a letter above a critter before they reach the bottom of the screen.
- Dance Mat Typing - A 12 level game for kids aged 7-11 yrs old for Typing.
- Good Typing - A free online course for Keyboarding w/ 27 guided lessons.
- Keybr - A nice site for learning how to type, w/ typing tips, accurate scoring, and the ability to track your speed. This site is very similar to Mavis Beacon.
- Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games including over 20 games for Keyboarding.
- Letter Bubbles - A fun game w/ three different levels that has a user trying to type the letter in the bubble before they reach the edge of the screen.
- Listen and Write - An interesting site where users listen to stories and type what they hear.
- Power Typing - A nice collection of 5 online Typing games.
- Typing Web - A excellent free typing tutor that has a teacher portal for student tracking. Also, certificates can be printed out on completion of lessons.
- Word Games - A great site for a collection of word games as well as typing. There are over 20+ educational Typing games that track scores as well as typing speed.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here.